Pong ipad case

Pong Origami iPad case which improves WIFI signal



A massive thank you to Ranieri Communications for sending me this sample of the Pong Origami iPad case for review.

I am sure that there are spots in your house that WIFI simply won’t reach or has a really weak signal. The pong iPad case from PongResearch.com boasts a embedded WIFI antenna system which can boost up to 9x faster WIFI performance and 80% WIFI reception.

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The case is presented in a very attractive box with stylish insert and feels substantial in the hand yet light.

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The case does not support the original iPad but holds very snugly the new iPad with all the relevant holes and cut-outs needed. The construction feels very durable and includes a patented Origami cover with the sleep-wake functionality.

Not only does the case boost WIFI and cellular coverage it also protects users from harmful radiation by reducing exposure of WIFI radiation by up to 72%. Whilst the Science of WIFI exposure and the long term effects are not yet clearly known I personally would recommend this especially for children using the iPad.

The case felt very comfortable to use and the Origami stand felt secure when used in different places such as cafes and on a desk.

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The big question is did I notice an improvement in the WIFI strength or signal when using the iPad in the case. I only have a first generation iPad so had to borrow one from a colleague for the testing. In our un-scientific test we took the iPad to the most inaccessible place for WIFI in the house and checked the WIFI strength and ran a speed test (result 1). We then ran the same test using the case (result 2). This really exceeded our expectations!

(result 1) Without the case 1 bar of signal strength and a maximum download speed of approx 5Mbps.

(result 2) With the case - full signal strength and a maximum download speed of just under 20Mbps.

WIth the iPad next to the router we achieved a top speed of 32Mbps.

In conclusion.

This case definite does what it says on the packet! It is stylish, light weight, durable and significantly improved the WIFI strength in my un-Scientific test!

Buy it here from Amazon



QDOS Custom Buttons Case

I have been using mobile phones long enough to remember the days of interchangeable front covers for mobiles! Sadly most phones do not offer much customisability today.

I was recently sent a sample of the QDOS Custom Button Case to review.



This case offers both protection and style.

The small cut-out on the back of the case enables you to either show-off the iconic Apple logo or insert one of the custom inserts.

The cases can be bought here www.qdossound.com from £19.99

The cases come in 4 designs:

Apple - a black case with three buttons with different apple images.

Love cars - a red case with car related button designs.

Skulls - a classic black case with a white headphone over the hole with three skull designs.

Cameo - a stripy black and white case with white silhouettes of cat, rabbit and Queens head.

Verdict

  • The case is very sturdy and feels secure around the iPhone 5
  • The plastic has a nice feel in the hand and does not appear to attract too many finger prints
  • The buttons are stylish and I can see myself changing the button at different times
  • The case surrounds the phone well, giving good protection to the edge of the screen and bezel
  • The button lifts the phone slightly off a surface which could be useful in situations such as cafes and bars


A great case - good style and construction.

5 star rating

Android Keyboard case for $10

Can you get a decent budget Android keyboard for under $10?

Ebay is full of budget USB keyboard for Android tablets. This review is of a typical budget keyboard case.


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For $10 my expectations were low and after unboxing I was not altogether disappointed.

  • The faux leather feel is not unpleasant to hold and feels sturdy
  • The design feels rugged and the stand on the back holds the tablet at a good angle for viewing
  • The keyboard feels clunky but is relatively accurate
  • The stylus was unusable as it was for a non-capacitive display

This is not a case / keyboard combo I will be able to use for content creation but I do feel that it has potential for typing the odd email.